it’s great when artists you like give away stuff for free. one such artist is a-trak. a few years ago he impressed us all with dirty south dance, that peculiar combination of electro and rap, and now he’s done it again with dirty south dance 2. i’m not quite sure how impressed i am second time round, but it’s definitely worth a listen, and will most likely bring a smile to your face at least once. hearing diddy rapping again is also a trip! just bear one thing in mind: “if you choose to download the audio in Ogg Vorbis format you’re a weirdo”.
another great act, haido/transmission favourite shadow dancer, has put together a couple of exclusive mixes of late. one was for the aforementioned transmission blog, and the latest is to herald the southwest four weekend in this coming august. you have to register to the sw4 site to get the mix, but that’s certainly a trial worth enduring. i mean, check out this tracklist! oh and if you haven’t already, check out the lads’ sound and mixclouds, one full of demos and the other full of mixes new and old. a veritable treasure trove.
BANBARRA // Shack Up
GRANDMASTER FLASH // Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel
SUBMERSIBLE MACHINES // Cold Seep
IRON CURTIS // Großreuth
RESET // Robodisco
LINKWOOD // What’s Up With The Drums?
COMTRON // C64 (TOM TRAGO Remix)
THE ORB // Oxbow Lakes (CARL CRAIG Remix)
BASIC SOUL UNIT // Dank
GLOBAL COMMUNICATION // The Way (SECRET INGREDIENTS Mix)
ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT // Hoola (MCDE Remix)
KiNK // Rachel
ZDAR // Don’t U Want (CASSIUS Remix)
THE HUMAN LEAGUE // The Things That Dreams Are Made Of
STRIP STEVE // Dancin’ (IAN POOLEY Remix)
WAX // Wax 30003 (A)
M/A/R/R/S // Pump Up The Volume
EROL ALKAN & BOYS NOIZE // Lemonade (JUSTIN ROBERTSON’s DEADSTOCK 33’S Remix)
SIR DREW // Fat Foot
ALDEN TYRELL // Love Explosion
MODEL 500 // Future
LES RHYTHMES DIGITALES // Hypnotize
MIRWAIS // Miss You (THIN WHITE DUKE Remix)
MADDKATT COURTSHIP III // Where Is Your Past?